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Digital Europe calls open: €176 million for digital capabilities and technology

The latest Digital Europe Programme (DEP) calls for proposals – closing May 29 – offer €176 million to strengthen digital capabilities throughout the EU, EFTA/EEA and associated countries, by supporting businesses, public administrations and other entities in the key priority areas of:
  • Sectoral data spaces
  • Cloud-to-edge infrastructure
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital skills
  • Deployment of digital public services

Funding opportunities

  • Creation of sectoral data spaces: €74 million

These are a cornerstone of the EU data strategy as well as other data projects.

  • Cloud-to-edge infrastructure pilot project: €30 million

This aims to enable the cross-border deployment of the "Telco Edge" infrastructure and its interoperability with the infrastructure. The resulting reference deployments could contribute to the creation of the "3C Network" ecosystem mentioned in the Commission's recent white paper on Europe's digital infrastructure needs.

  • Artificial intelligence (AI): €7.5 million

This aims to invest in projects such as the Language Technologies Alliance, announced in the recent AI Innovation Package, which will support the creation of major European linguistic models and generative AI. It will enrich European linguistic diversity in the field of generative AI and provide greater autonomy for the use and sharing of European data.

  • Advanced digital skills: €4 million

Funding has already been allocated to:

  1. The Digital Skills and Jobs Platform: to help adults acquire basic digital skills
  2. "The girls and women in digital": to fuel better policy in achieving gender convergence in the ICT sector
  3. A project aimed at strengthening collaboration on the deployment of cross-border digital public services (€1 million)


This round of calls:

  • Deadline: 29 May
  • Results: expected by July

The next round of calls is expected to be published this summer.

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  • Connect your project with key stakeholders
  • Develop a compelling proposal
  • Support you throughout all steps of the submission process.

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